Author Archive | Brian Dodd

10 Signs A Leader Is In Over Their Head


All leaders will at some point or another be in over their heads.  We will all reach a point where our responsibilities outpace our competence, connections and charisma.  It is humbling to say the least. I was reminded of this when I read an excerpt from Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin’s excellent book Return Of […]

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19 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Dunkirk


Dunkirk is an absolute masterpiece!  So much so it is time to update my Top 20 Leadership Movies Of The Last 20 Years.  Directed by Christopher Nolan, this film takes place during 1940 World War II in the French port city of Dunkirk where 400,000 allied soldiers are pinned in by Hitler’s German forces.  The […]

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5 Signs Of An Ineffective Leader


Have you ever worked for an ineffective leader?  It is simply a measurement in self-control as you wait for that person to improve, be transferred, or even replaced.  So what are the warning signs of an ineffective leader? Recently, the team at BELAY Solutions wrote an incredible post about ineffective virtual team managers.  As I read […]

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10 Leadership Lessons From The Navy SEALS

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On May 19th, 2014, Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas, gave the commencement address to his alma mater’s graduating class.  If you want to be inspired, watch a video of the speech above. The university’s slogan is “What starts here changes […]

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